View Full Version : 12W3 - 700Watt amp?

09-23-2002, 12:24 PM
OK, still being fairly new to car audio:

Was given a 700watt Pyramid Amp. Don't remember the model number, and a JL 12W3. Question is: Can't find **** on the Pyramid, so have only a rough idea of what the RMS is (350). I originally had a Pioneer 12 IMPP 450Wt in a bandpass, and when I hook up both the JL and the Pioneer to the 700watt.... I get ALOT less bass than with just the JL.

OK so.... 1.) is this amp too much for a W3?

2.) Since I am gettting rid of the Pioneer, bandpass and RF200.2, should I get another W3? Would this provide more bass/quality?


2002 Civic SI
HU: Sony MEX-MD1
Speakers: Stock
Amp1: Eclipse 200x2 to stocks
Amp2: Pyramid 700watt to subwoofer
Sub: JL Audio 12W3 (JL ProWedge Box)

09-23-2002, 04:33 PM
Don't be such a cowboy! Go with the proven methods: Tessier-Ashpool all the way.

09-23-2002, 05:48 PM
yeah thats way too much power but just turn the amp down and it wont blow the sub i have a w3 and 500watts and it hits soooooooooooooooooooo hard but it i turn it up all the way it will blow my sub

09-23-2002, 07:17 PM
NE: Case gave ya bad data there, chummer ;-)

2k2CivicSI: I am going under the assumption that you mean to turn the gain down. I currently have it set to about 3 out of 15 (best guess). Really lost alot of bass, but.. I guess better safe than sorry.

Thinking about selling off the Pioneer 12 w/bandpass, the RF 200.2 and the Pyramid for something a little better... what choo tink? :)